Best known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova in the massively popular TV series Babylon 5, she has had a stellar career working alongside some of the biggest names in show business including Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway.
An award winning actress with over 50 films and hundreds of TV shows to her credit, she is also known for her writing, voiceover and music career, lending her talents to numerous albums,and novels and voicing for massive games such as Halo and Skyrim.
It is the first major guest that SFS have had to the ability to fly from overseas and the team are ecstatic.
“It was always the dream and the ambition of the event to one day be able to approach Trans-Atlantic guests and offer Scarborough as a viable option in the Convention Calendar. It once again does credit to the people of the town that their welcome, hard work and reputation makes SFS an event worth talking about. Claudia is part of a package of guests that at one time we could only dream about but thanks to everyone, is now a reality ” said Steve Dickinson Co-Organiser
“ The fact that an artist of Claudia’s standing is recognising that our beautiful part of the UK is a true destination makes the last three years of work so worthwhile. Flying someone from the US feels bizarre and the fact that she was a huge character from one of my favourite ever TV series only makes it more surreal. We have some phenomenal guests lined up and we are so excited that the countdown begins now” added Andy Harness Co-Organiser.
Claudia Christian landed her first TV series at 18 on NBC’s nighttime drama Berringers and her first studio feature at 20 in New Line Cinema’s cult hit “The Hidden.” Claudia went on to star in studio pictures such as Clean and Sober with Morgan Freeman and Michael Keaton and Hexed, a Columbia Pictures black comedy that Christian counts as one of her favorite roles. Over 50 films and hundreds of TV shows later, Claudia has worked with George Clooney, Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Nicolas Cage and countless other luminaries. In addition to her acting credits Claudia has made 5 albums with acts such as the Award-winning band “Bubble” to her Babylon 5 costar Bill Mumy. She has also provided the voice for Helga Sinclair in Disney’s feature film “Atlantis” and was the voice of Jaguar cars for many years. She has also won the golden head set award for her portrayal of Anne Manx in the award winning series of audio books. She has provided voice matches for Jennifer Saunders in the Shrek games and has given voice to many more characters in games, features and cartoons including the mega hits Halo, Guild Wars and SkyRim.
Claudia moved to London in 2005 and immediately was cast in the BBC comedy Broken News. She also starred in the independent Sci-Fi comedy series STAR HYKE. In August of 2006, Claudia debuted on stage in her first UK play, “Killing Time” at the world famous Edinburgh festival. She was rewarded for her efforts with a best actress nomination. She also starred in the American debut of Michael Weller’s intense drama “What the Night Is For”, a role, which garnered her a Garland award.
In June 2007 Yard Dog Press published an account of her life to date titled “My Life With Geeks and Freaks” which she wrote as a thank you to her sci fi fans. On the fiction side of things, in May 2007, she had two short stories published by Under The Moon.
In 2012 Claudia’s memoir; “Babylon Confidential” cameout to mostly 5 star reviews, Benbella Books published it and it hit Number 1 best seller on Amazon.
In 2016 her Sci Fi Military novel “Wolf’s Empire”, with writing partner Morgan Grant Buchanan, will be released by Tor (McMillan)
From 2010 to 2014 Claudia starred in the Showtime series “Look” then did a flurry of television roles in shows like Nip/Tuck, Grimm, Criminal Minds, Prodigy Bully, Castle, The Mentalist and many more. She continues to work in film and television but is focused now on promoting The Sinclair Method, the most successful long-term treatment for alcoholism in the world. Claudia is an advocate for the treatment and in 2013 launched The C Three Foundation (www.cthreefoundation.org) to raise awareness about the method. In August of 2013 she began filming the documentary based on her journey on The Sinclair Method and following the people who she has put on the treatment. That award winning documentary “One Little Pill” (www.onelittlepillmovie.com) has been influential in saving lives and changing treatment for patients with AUD.